The Help

(2011)

The Help Synopsis

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

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2012 Academy Awards Winners!
The Artist takes Best Picture! Check out the full list of winners of The 84th Academy Awards inside.
2012 BAFTA Awards Winners
The Artist wins seven awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners
The Help takes home three awards. Take a look at all of the winners of the 2011 SAG winners!
84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!
Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations, and The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations, including nods in the five main categories.
2012 BAFTA Awards Nominations
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominate The Artist, Drive, The Help among others.
2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations
50/50, Bridesmaids, Young Adult and Midnight in Paris are up for Best Original Screenplay, while Breaking Bad, Game of Thorns, and Boardwalk Empire lead TV.
23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations
The Artist, Bridesmaids, and The Descendants are among the top movie nominees, while Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men top the TV nominees.
EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Stockett Talks The Help Blu-ray
The author of this best-selling novel offers insight into the story behind the movie, available on Blu-ray and DVD now.
EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor Talks The Help Blu-ray
Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone headline this hit drama, on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, December 6th.
The Help Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 6th
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this heartfelt drama about a woman who develops a relationship with her maid in the 1960s.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Abduction Kidnap the Top Box Office Spot?
Or will Moneyball hit a home run with audiences this weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Lion King Tops the Box Office with $29.3 Million
Drive takes third place with $11 million while Straw Dogs takes fifth place with just $5 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Drive Speed Towards the First Place Finish Line?
Or can The Lion King 3D claw its way to the top this weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Wins the Holiday Weekend with $19 Million
The Emma Stone drama wins its third weekend in a row at the box office, beating out The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night 3D over the four-day weekend.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Top Spot Four Weeks Out?
Or will a NASA cover-up and a couple of hungry sharks get in the way this Labor Day Weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Repeats Atop the Box Office with $14.3 Million
Columbiana finishes in second place with $10.3 million and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark takes third place with $8.6 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Crown Again?
Or will Don't Be Afraid of the Dark scare up enough audience members to reign as this weekend's champ?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Takes $20.4 Million
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World takes third place with $12 million while Fright Night takes sixth place with $7.9 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will The Help Win This Very Crowded Weekend?
Or will Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night fight it out for that coveted number one spot at the box office?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Takes the Weekend with $27.5 Million
The Help falls just short in second place with $25.5 million while Final Destination 5 takes in $18.4 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Final Destination 5 Kill the Competition?
Or do those Glee: The 3D Concert Movie kids have what it takes to knock down The Help and 30 Minutes or Less?
EXCLUSIVE: The Help Cast & Crew Featurette
Emma Stone and Viola Davis join writer/director Tate Taylor and others for a look at this awaited adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best selling memoir.
The Help International Trailer
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this drama about the unique relationship formed by a young woman and her maid in the 1960s.
The Help Story Featurette
Director Tate Taylor joins Viola Davis and Emma Stone for a look at this adaptation of the popular Kathryn Stockett novel.
The Help Clip Starring Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard
Get your first look at the best-selling novel adaptation comes to theaters August 12th.
The Help Mary J. Blige Music Featurette
The Grammy winning artist wrote and recorded an original song for this DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media adaptation.
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Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this 1960s drama about a bond formed between a young woman and her maid in Mississippi.
The Help Trailer
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this 1960s drama about a woman who develops a strong relationship with her maid in Mississippi.
Three The Help Photos with Bryce Dallas Howard and Viola Davis
The first trailer for this drama about the bond between a woman and her maid in 1960s Mississippi will debut this afternoon.
Walt Disney Studios and DreamWorks Studios 2011 Sneak Preview
Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Cars 2, Fright Night, Real Steel, The Muppets and more are heading our way in 2011.
The Help Photos Featuring Emma Stone and Viola Davis
This 1960s-set adaptation looks at the unique relationship between a high-society girl and her friend's housekeeper.
Allison Janney Signs Onto The Help
The actress will join Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone and more.
Jessica Chastain Needs The Help
Joining DreamWorks' adaptation of the best-selling Kathryn Stockett novel.
Octavia Spencer Set for The Help
Starring opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Viola Davis in the DreamWorks Pictures film.
Chris Lowell in Talks for The Help
Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone and Viola Davis star in the DreamWorks drama.
Bryce Dallas Howard Joins The Help
DreamWorks' adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel.
Viola Davis Takes a Look at The Help
The film will be a big screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel.
Emma Stone Circling The Help
The film explores unspoken behavior codes in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s.
DreamWorks Studios Grabs The Help
Tate Taylor will direct the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel.
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